Welcome From the President
With the pursuit of such ideals as value co-creation and people- oriented leadership, NKUST continues to serve as the think tank in Kaohsiung, the engine of industries, and the base of the southbound plan. NKUST, with great collaboration efforts across academia and industry, has reinvented itself as an outstanding international university that is widely recognized by the global society and that nurtures top professionals with academic excellence and success in industries.
I. Strong connection with industries
NKUST has established long-term collaborations with regional industries in the engineering fields for more than 50 years, including precision machinery, civil engineering, chemical and material engineering, mold engineering, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering. In line with the school’s historical context, the characteristics of the faculty and students as well as the features of resources, NKUST continues to forge strong connections with industries to cultivate talents with practical skills and maintain excellence in education.
II. Innovation and entrepreneurship
NKUST is the very first entrepreneurial university in Taiwan. Combining academic and administrative resources, the university has created an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, fostered innovative and creative culture on campus and developed entrepreneurial features. As a result, NKUST has been designated by the Ministry of Education as the Education Base of Innovation and Maker in Southern Taiwan. The university aims at cultivating students’ creativity, practical skills, cross-disciplinary abilities, and employment competitiveness. These focuses are consistent with the initiatives of the commercialization of knowledge in universities promoted by the Ministry of Education.
III. Ocean technology
NKUST puts a strong emphasis on developing the ocean industries and nurturing marine professionals. With the achievements in industry-academic cooperation and R&D in ocean technology, the university serves as an important base for talents of the ocean industries. NKUST is committed to connecting with the development of the Kaohsiung Harbor area, meeting the demand of local industries, complying with government policies, increasing the value of the ocean industries and achieving sustainable development. NKUST is also the only technology university that fosters talents and professionals in the ocean industries.
Dr. Ching-Yu Yang
President, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology